Hopburst IPA - Madhouse Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer was released on May 12, 2011 and I am trying it on May 13, 2011.
The beer pours a glowing orange-brown-copper-amber and a touch of ruby with a quarter inch of rapidly dissipating head that leaves little to no lacing.
The aroma is hop, fruit forward with tropical fruit, melon, a touch of pine and slightly sweet, strong tea with lemon. There is also a bit of spicy rye-like malt.
The taste is sweet, but not disproportionately so, nowhere near cloying. There is a ton of melon and cantalopue and some tropical fruit. There is the slightest bit of pine, and just a touch of the tea with lemon that is more apparent in the aroma. There is also a bit of the spicy rye-like malt that shows up in the aroma and provides balance in the taste.
The mouthfeel is round and smooth but could stand a little more carbonation. If you like a very melony, tropical fruit type of hop forward IPA, then definitely try to get a taste of this. Delicious and a hopheads delight!
According to the bottle: Hopbursting is a relatively new brewing technique in which the vast majority of hops are added to the kettle late in the boil in order to achieve enhanced extraction of hop components (i.e. Hopbursting gives you tons of hop flavor and aroma).
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 00:56:10 | More by cpolking
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First! I got a glass or three at the release party tonight at Jasper Winery. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the brewery can produce a brew with this intensity.
It's and amber color like dark ice tea with a small amount of carbonation and white head. The aroma shows a lot of the hop characteristics and has a touch of citrus included. The taste almost made my eyes go cross from the amount of flavor that hit my tongue and give a five-finger death punch. The hops were very noticeable with some additional notes of citrus and a touch of pine and sunshine! It's tartness is mid-level making for a fairly balanced higher-end IPA. The body is a tad heavy for the style but still good.
I honestly can't wait to get a few bombers of this. A few hop heads were comparing it to other brews and the consensus is that it's about half way between Ranger IPA and Hopslam for flavor and intensity. Another win for Iowa breweries. Cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
05-13-2011 02:09:49 | More by DesMoinesMike
Hopburst IPA from Madhouse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.